The TOWN OF CLARKTON, had a discharge of untreated wastewater from our collection system, manhole #74 located across from 211 pump station 1264 Hwy. 211 N. of approximately 17,000 gallons, manhole #97 located outside city limits sign on 211 N down from Gildan of approximately 15,000 gallons, manhole #153 located on Graham St. down from Shurmac Street of approximately 15,000, manhole #86 located on Graham St across from manhole #153 of approximately 15,000 gallons, treatment facility located at 408 Woods St of approximately 20,000 gallons, and in an effort to avoid a lagoon breach the spray irrigation field was used to discharge 15,000 gallons.
The discharge occurred on October 8th 2016 for approximately 17 hours during Hurricane Matthew. The untreated wastewater entered into canals in Clarkton that discharge into Brown Marsh Swamp in the Cape Fear River Basin. Due to the inclement weather and 9.21 inches of rain the Town employees worked feverishly to maintain the collections system, 211 pump station pumps, generators, and treatment plant with its pumps and generator to lessen the impact on its citizens and the environment.
This notice was required by North Carolina General Statues Article 21, Chapter 143.215C. For more information contact Chris Hall, Operator Responsible (ORC) at 910-874-3702.